A New Visitor Centre in the Heart of the Threatened Central Walbran

This past week, Friends of Carmanah/ Walbran volunteers have begun re-purposing the six-week witness camp at the bridge over Walbran river, into the Central Walbran valley Visitor’s centre, in the heart of the magnificient  Walbran valley, a still unprotected area of 500-1200 year old trees, spectacular waterfalls, emerald pools and low- elevation ancient forest hiking and camping opportunities, unrivalled anywhere on Vancouver island.visitor center

This wilderness facility will provide a base for on- going volunteer trail- building, campsite construction, development of interpretive displays and a welcoming destination for back- country visitors of all ilks: youth groups, outdoor clubs, elders, media, scientific researchers, hikers, campers, fishers, day- trippers, journalists, international tourists, film-makers, artists, wearied frontline activists and urbanites seeking R and R……all joined in the quest to visit the valley with a desire to experience and help out in gaining protection for the 485 hectare unfragmented ancient forest wilderness adjoining the park in the Central Walbran valley.

 A kitchen area including four-burner propane stove, shared sink and counter space is available for public use and plans are underway to build more spacious and attractive common space for folks to enjoy, through the winter season and beyond.

 Please make time to visit the Central Walbran valley Visitor’s Centre!

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